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Hey guys, I need some snowboard rack safety tips, im going to install a used a rack that I bought yesterday I want to use it safely…

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Not specific for snowboard buy general rack use : 1. The Lighter the Better Most minivan roof racks are designed for carrying lightweight objects -- like skis, small ladders, well-secured aerodynamic cargo containers (like those offered by Thule) and other light loads. 2. Mind the Center of Gravity Putting heavy boxes, bulky luggage and other weighty objects on your roof will raise the center of gravity of your vehicle, which could increase the chances of a rollover during emergency maneuvering or in the event of an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) also encourages drivers to follow auto manufacturer guidelines for roof rack usage. * Rollover Risk: Load Vehicles Properly [NHTSA] 3. Strap and Secure Improperly secured roof cargo can also fly off and strike vehicles travelling behind you, sometimes with tragic results. Remember: Only put lightweight objects on your roof rack, secure cargo properly with tie-downs and strong cord, and consider purchasing an aerodynamic cargo container if you plan on using your roof rack to frequently carry light loads. More Minivans Quick Tips Sponsored Links

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The locks work fine when there's no gear loaded, but when i put my boards onto the rack the locks won't turn. any suggestions?


sounds like a pressure issue ( binding problem ) --- when you go to lock the locks ( with the skis and/or snowboard on rack ) try and push down hard on the rack while you turn the locks,, this might get the pressure off enough to allow the lock cams to pass. if this does not work then the next thing to do is to file down and modify the lock cams so they turn easier without binding. if you do not have the tools to do this modification then you can always go down to your local locksmith shop ( with the skis/snowboard on the rack ) and have them do the modifications -- the shop will only charge you around 10 to 15 dollars for this service.
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Bought a barrecrafter car rack off craisglist...i bought it with no keys because the ownr lost them...i need a replacement


look and see if there are any letters and numbers scribed on the face of the lock cylinder, this is the key code-- with this code you should be able to go to your local locksmith and they will be able to cut you a ' key by code ' and it will work. if there is no code on the lock then you can also just take the rack to the lockshop and they will be able to pick and remove the cylinder from the lock and fit a key to it by hand. normal shop rates for making a key in this fasion is about $12-$15 dollars and if you want more than one key - duplicate keys cost about $1.75 to $ 2.50.
(( even if the lock does have numbers on it -- take the rack to the shop with you to make sure the key that they cut by code works before you leave the shop,,, saving you a second trip ))

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Instilation


Most Thule rack towers can simple be moved by pulling them straight out. They only lock on place when pressure is applied by mounting the racks. They can be stiff so try spraying some anti-seize spray on the underside of the tower where it comes in to contact with the cross bar as this can help a lot.

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I am 5"2 and am 110 pounds and am a guy what snowboard size would fit me


prob a 142 board...but use this site - awesome calculator that will size a board for you just by putting in some info

http://www.frostyrider.com/tips/size-guide.htm

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We figured this one out today, after pounding, twisting, sliding, gerunding, etc.

It will not slide backward (as a safety mechanism, of course) unless your latches (the ones that connect / clamp onto the car) are completely loose. That means, that looking at the rack from the end, you'll see this oblong deal that you'll use to tighten the rack to a car. As you turn it clockwise the rack will tighten, right?

Ok. Just make sure that that guy is as loose as he gets, and your piece will slide back just fine.

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Is there a snowboard rack that I can attach to my motorcycle?


United States Naval Academy Wood and Mirror Wall Cue Rack CTGID0 Is there a snowboard rack that I can attach to my motorcycle?

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What are snowboard racks?


car without a snowboard rack looks positively naked. Okay, maybe not. But it does look seriously cool when it does have a rack. It looks the person driving the car has a destination. A purpose. Granted the purpose and the destination is that of a vacation spot so as to conduct some serious loafing off, but what the heck, let him have his fun. The snowboard rack is a dead giveaway. Other than looking cool, the snowboard rack serves a fairly important purpose. It protects both the car and the snowboards themselves. By securing the boards in place, a lot of potential mayhem gets circumvented. And mayhem is always best when thoroughly circumvented. If the snowboards are placed in the back seat of the car or in a trunk, the boards may end up moving and sliding all over the place unsecured. To say this could cause a great deal of damage to the internal organs of the car would be a mild comment. Granted, there are those out there saying, “My car is already a piece of junk. I don’t care if the boards scratch it. In fact, I really don’t care if someone steals the four wheeled disaster area.” For those of you who do want to protect your car and your boards, there are two major brands of snowboard rack currently on the market: Thule and Yakima. A two-bar snowboard rack from either of these companies will cost you over $200; although Yakima tends to be somewhat more expensive. Most racks from Thule can be used on any vehicle, provided that they do not have rain gutters. Thule racks are simply affixed to the roof in two places, using telescoping bars that allow you to adjust to the width of any vehicle

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Snowboard length fit


"Length is one of the most important characteristics of a Snowboard. The length of a Snowboard is measured from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. The length is usually measured in centimeters and often abbreviated to just the last two digits. Board length varies from 100cm to 180cm. To find the appropriate length for you, start by comparing the board length to your height. Although there are no dead set Rules in Selecting Board Length, the following are several guidelines to get you started. When holding the board on its end: * Short board should reach somewhere between your collar bones and chin. Shorter boards are easier to maneuver, great to be trained on, and often preferred by riders who do a lot of Snowboarding Tricks, park and Pipe Riding. * Medium length should come up between your chin and eyebrows. This length is preferred by all around intermediate to advanced riders who ride a variety of terrain, including parks and steeps. * Long boards should go from your forehead to several inches over the top of your head. Long boards are used for high-speed carving, deep powder snow surface, and big mountain terrain. Choosing the suitable board length is not only influenced by your height but also by your weight. Keep in mind that a Snowboard acts like a leaf spring - it has no clue how tall the person standing on it is. However, it does know your weight. Based on your weight or body structure, the following will help you choose the Right Length of Snowboard: * Lighter people should have shorter, more flexible boards. This is because a lighter person on a longer board commonly has a hard time controlling the board and initiating turns. * For an averagely built person, the board length should reach somewhere between the chin and your nose. * Heavier people should have longer, less flexible boards. A short board isn't advisable for heavy riders because the board often have a tendency to ""wash out"" or perform poorly, especially at higher speeds. * Freestyle riding is often done with a shorter board to allow better maneuverability. * Freeriding, deep snow, and racing boards will be longer in size. * For riders who are into Backcountry Snowboarding, go longer for stability. You may also consider your aggressive or timid style. If you're the type of boarder who really attacks the hill, you'll want to increase the length of your Snowboard up to five centimeters from the average size. Then again, if your riding style is naturally slower in character, go down five centimeters. Still, keep in mind that one Snowboard doesn't do it all."

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Snowbard bindings adjustment


"With everyday use, the screws, nuts and bolts that hold the highest stress areas together tend to loosen up. Consequently, they need to be tightened regularly to ensure that a strap doesn't fall off and get lost. However, not every Mountain Resort provides tool stations, so it's important to have a Snowboard Tool within reach (preferably in your pocket) at all times. Remember, a snowboard tool is a small investment that will definitely pay off over years of riding. Also, with the standardized insert pattern of snowboards, and with the built-in adjustment capacity in most Bindings, Mounting and Adjusting Bindings has become simple quite a simple task. To be able to do this, make sure you have a screwdriver and a wrench or two. Also, it would be a plus if you have some basic knowledge about the stance width, stance location and stance angle. The distance between your front and rear foot is the Stance Width. The basic stance width is roughly the length of your shoulder-width apart (about 30 per cent of your height). The location of the center point between your Bindings relative to the center of the snowboard is the Stance Location. Conversely, the angle of the Bindings across the snowboard's longitudinal axis, wherein zero degrees represents a line that is perpendicular to the snowboard's length, is the Stance Angle. * Forward Lean For starters, check your board's Forward Lean. The forward lean is the amount of forward angle on the highback support. For more leverage and more responsive heelside turning, add more forward lean. By adding forward lean, you also force your knees to bend, consequently ensuring a good riding stance. Still, too much forward lean makes your knee bend too much. Over bending your knees put pressure on your quadriceps muscles and reduces your ability to turn easily. So don't overdo it. You can usually adjust the forward lean in soft-boot Bindings by changing the position of a plastic stay behind the highback. * Rotating the Highbacks You can easily rotate your Bindings' Highbacks if your bindings have slots on the hinges where the highbacks are fastened to the binding's baseplate. To make your heelside turning more responsive than when it is angled along with the baseplate, adjust your Bindings in parallel with the Snowboard's Heel Side Edge. You can do this by loosening the bolts and rotating the highbacks. * Adjusting Strap Position Generally, this involves unscrewing the straps from the baseplate and moving them forward or backward on the Bindings. To improve control, move the straps higher up on the foot. Conversely, move them down lower to increase flexibility. Make sure that the toe strap is resting around the base of your toes and is securely holding down the tip of the boot. Shorten your straps if you find yourself pulling on them for a snug fit. You can do this by fastening the straps to the baseplate further along the length of the strap. Most straps already have extra holes for this adjustment."

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